Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Amazing, Unbelievable, Miraculous, Astounding, Mindbending, Glorious, Immaculate Military Success of the Surge

In the proud tradition of NPR skepticism about the Surge™ (see June 07, September 07, February 08, and March 08) Morning Edition trotted out old one-outlet Surge™ Protector, David Welna. Here he manages to both campaign for John McCain and be a cheerleader for the Surge™ :
"McCain sounded as if he were describing his own near political near-death odyssey last year as a presidential contender - [McCain interlude: 'We've come a long way since early 2007 and quite a distance even since General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker appeared before our committee last September'] but of course what McCain really meant was that a disputed strategy he'd strongly endorsed, last year's US troop expansion in Iraq, known as the surge, is now widely accepted as having been, at least militarily , a success. [Another McCain insert: 'This means rejecting as we did in 2007, the calls for a reckless and irresponsible withdrawal of our forces at the moment when they are succeeding.']"
Oh yeah, that widely accepted, mythically triumphant, amazingly successful Surge. Who but the reckless and irresponsible could argue with that?

4 comments:

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

And it was Hagel (or was it Biden?) who framed the question best: "Where's the diplomatic surge?"

Best trump card to the proceedings yet - not that I'm following the entire exchange, mind you.

Porter Melmoth said...

Welna! Another cleverer-than-cottage-cheese, reedy-voiced blabface who projects so much self-love that it ALMOST gets in the way of his considerable wit. Right...

To me, Welna is amongst those in the Seventh Circle of Awful-est NPR Personalities (you know who they are), and his reports, covering a rather important beat, are usually insulting and unhelpful in the extreme.

I also can't stand his signoff and its piquantly-horrible enunciation, especially the way he says 'at the capitol'. Capitol of what, his own mind?

I'm so glad that Mytwords can look past the stylistic things that snag me so mercilessly. I'm grateful every day.

Porter Melmoth said...

OK, I gotta add something of substance (appended from the last post):

Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Um, Uh, Uh, Uh - Uh, Um

I wish I could say something - anything at all - about the Field Marshall Petraeus/Sidekick Ry Crock Show, which just wrapped up...

Ah! I thought of something: Ry said 'uh, uh, uh, um, uh, uh' a LOT. Nervous, perhaps?

The September go-round was much more fun. I don't think anyone's even going to revise or revive the 'Leave Gen. Petraeus Alone' parody this time. Pity.

It's a bleak, bleak house we've inherited, folks...

War On War Off said...

Or, "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?"